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Beyond Tapas: Neighborhood by Neighborhood, Bite by Bite

CB Pantry Raid: Paula Mourenza’s Conservas Video

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By Culinary Backstreets
Barcelona -- In this installment of Pantry Raid, a video series in which our walk leaders give a guided tour of the local pantry and discuss the staples that have sustained their communities over the years, watch Paula Mourenza, our Barcelona bureau chief, talk all about conservas, canned or tinned seafood. Read more
Barcelona -- In this installment of Pantry Raid, a video series in which our walk leaders give a guided tour of the local pantry and discuss the staples that have sustained their communities over the years, watch Paula Mourenza, our Barcelona bureau chief, talk all about conservas, canned or tinned seafood.

As Paula previously wrote, in Spain, conservas “are not simply a matter of economic survival or a source of basic nutrition for students, hikers, military recruits and the like. Rather, the tradition of conservas more resembles that of keeping one’s most beautiful jewelry locked safe in a strongbox, to be brought out only on special occasions.” Read more
April 22, 2020

CB Pantry Raid: An Instagram Live with Paula Mourenza

Barcelona |
By Culinary Backstreets
Barcelona The next installment of our CB Pantry Raid series, in which our walk leaders give a guided tour of the local pantry and discuss the staples that have sustained their communities over the years, features Paula Mourenza, our Barcelona bureau chief, who will be talking all about conservas, or foods preserved in cans and jars. Tune in on Friday, April 24, at 5 p.m. EDT (GMT-4) on Instagram Live. Read more
April 22, 2020

Market Watch: La Boquería Reclaims Its Neighborhood Roots

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Barcelona Normally when you cross Las Ramblas, it’s like trying to navigate a river coursing with energy; more often than not, the current is too strong. On some days, the rush is easier to manage and more enjoyable. Lately, however, a strange emptiness has descended on the boulevard – no more crowds, no more buzz. Read more
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